Temporary Personnel Services for Western
Procurement Services recently engaged in the Request for Proposal (RFP) process for Temporary Personnel Services. We are pleased to announce the awardees for the Temporary Personnel Services contract with Western are;
When filling your temporary personnel needs, please select from the above listed vendors only. These vendors have met all Western requirements which included Human Resources best practices, pricing, and high customer service standards. We are confident that they will be able to meet your needs. Full contact information can be found here.
Tax Rate Changes Effective April 1, 2013
Tax rates in British Columbia and Prince Edward Island have changed - click here to learn more:
Harmonized Sales Tax(HST)
Elimination of the Penny
The penny has been eliminated from circulation and at a retail level this impacts cash transactions only. Debit and credit card transactions are not affected.
The Central Cashier will discontinue issuing pennies effective Monday, February 11, 2013.
There may be implications for your unit - click here to learn more: Central Cashier Office
Western Branded Stationery
The online ordering system reflecting Western's new brand is now live. Faculties and support units can now order new stationery from our official stationery supplier Data Group of Companies.
Thank you for your patience with this process.
You can start ordering stationery today by clicking here.
Procurement Services and ITS are pleased to introduce our new preferred cellular services provider, Bell. Over the past year, we have been working with Bell to not only come up with great cellular phone and data plans for the next five years, but also to develop plans to significantly improve the cellular capacity and coverage on campus.
The new Bell contract is available now for corporately paid devices (Western PCard). Here are the highlights of the corporate plan:
• Low monthly rates
o voice plans starting at $20 for 250 minutes
o Incredible data plan - $30 for 6 GB
• Up to $200 in credits when transitioning from another provider
• Unlimited texting
• Message Centre
• Call Display
• Evenings and weekend free
• free case and car charger
• no charge system access fee/911 service/activation fee
Bell has partnered with WorldLynx as their distribution channel. To see all the features of these deals and some frequently asked questions, please click on the link. Mobility at Western
Feel free to contact Nabil Baalbaki at WorldLynx directly at 519-857-5233 or email@example.com.
Principal Investigator Responsibilities and Delegation of Signing Authority
When research funds are awarded to individual researchers and/or to the institution, there is a stewardship responsibility to ensure that the funds are utilized effectively and in accordance with institutional and sponsor policies and guidelines.
Research Finance has added the document 'Principal Investigator Responsibilities' to their website to remind research account holders of their obligations when accepting awarded funds. Click here to access the Principal Investigator Responsibilities document.
A primary responsibility of the account holder is to authorize expenditures on their project. If needed, account holders can delegate their signing authority to a research team or support staff member. This process has been enhanced at Western to provide a consistent approach and to centrally capture the information. Click here to access the new Delegation of Signing Authority form.
Professional Development Expense Reimbursement
If you are looking for a PER form in order to file your professional expense claim, please visit our forms page.
To check your professional development allowance claim status click here.